Lausanne youngest city in the country

Grand Pont in Lausanne (c) Gzzz

The youngest city in the country is Lausanne.

Figures from the Basel Demografik Institute shows the average age of the city is a youthful 37.6 years.

Mainly because of the two universities - the University of Lausanne and the EPFL.

The flourishing economy is also a driver for younger workers. The younger residents also mean a higher-than-average birth rate in the city. 

For comparison, the average age in Geneva is over 40 years old – the national average is 46. 

In addition to Lausanne, only Zurich, Bern, Winterthur and Sankt Gallen, have an age of under 40.

The canton with the oldest population is Ticino. This is explained as many younger workers leave for jobs and education and don’t return. 



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